(110 ILCS 148/35)
Competency-based, high school graduation requirements pilot program implementation.
The pilot program established under Section 20 of this Act shall be implemented as follows:
(1) By June 30, 2017, the State Superintendent of
Education shall publish the application for school districts to participate in the initial cohort of the pilot program.
(2) By no later than April 1, 2018, following a
review and selection process established by the State Superintendent of Education pursuant to Section 25 of this Act, school districts shall be selected for the initial cohort of the pilot program.
(3) By no later than October 1, 2018, school
districts participating in the initial cohort of the pilot program shall develop and submit the full pilot program implementation plans described in Section 25 of this Act.
(4) During the 2018-2019 school year, school
districts participating in the initial cohort shall commence initial implementation activities in accordance with their full pilot program implementation plan.
(5) During the 2021-2022 school year, the State
Superintendent of Education or his or her designee shall evaluate the school districts participating in the pilot program and make recommendations to ISBE and the General Assembly for elimination, modification, or expansion of the pilot program.
(6) The State Superintendent of Education may
establish one or more additional cohorts of the pilot program for implementation commencing in the 2019-2020 and subsequent school years.
(Source: P.A. 99-674, eff. 7-29-16.)